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  • Army Chief Eyeing Glock Pistol as Service's Next Sidearm

    03/24/2016 3:20:32 PM PDT · 155 of 164
    xsrdx to Vaquero
    I can’t imagine the military with friggin Glocks.

    "Kimbers are what you show your friends. Glocks, are what you show the enemy." - Anon

    ;-)

  • 10 things to never buy again

    02/16/2016 2:14:27 PM PST · 63 of 108
    xsrdx to Responsibility2nd
    Whatever.

    If you want quality audio and video, local channels out of HDTV broadcast range, a broad selection of programming, and hassle free viewing, cable or sat TV is still valuable. If saving money is more important to you than the programming you watch, there are certainly cheaper alternatives.

    Streaming music is great, but typically requires cellular coverage and bluetooth to use in a car, doesn't sound as good through big speakers, and you usually can't easily choose a specific song. Digital music might kill the CD, but streaming is mostly for people that listen through their phone on earbuds and don't really care what they listen to, which is probably good since music only seems to get worse every year.

    Storing important or sensitive data in "the cloud" is an excellent way to either lose it, or have it compromised. Meh.

    Tablets will continue to be niche tech, between bigscreen smartphones and hybrid laptops. They still have a purpose when my phone is too small and my laptop is too big, which is often.

    Streaming video? Netflix /Amazon etc is mostly cut rate content for "free" movies, and why spend $7.99 on "rental" pay per view when I can buy the DVD and watch it 20 times for the same price. For TV shows, sure, but I don't buy TV shows on DVD or Blu Ray. Content remains king, and if you want (legal) premium content you still have to pay for it.

  • A Simple Guide for Buying and Carrying a Self-Defense Handgun

    02/04/2016 12:14:56 PM PST · 46 of 51
    xsrdx to Extremely Extreme Extremist
    Despite the fairly recent explosion of subcompact pistols, there are very good reasons why the compact snubnose revolver has dominated the concealment/back up gun segment since its introduction.

    Easily operated with one hand, unlikely to malfunction, no detachable magazine required, enough capacity to handle the vast majority of defensive gun use scenarios, just enough -and in the case of .357 PLENTY - of caliber, and small/light enough to carry in a bewildering variety of locations.

    I love my autos, but more often than not the scandium J frame is what I have with me.

  • Glocks vs 1911

    12/21/2015 5:49:26 PM PST · 98 of 112
    xsrdx to Cobra64
    Just insulting as the Glock weenies making disparaging remarks about any platform that isn't striker fired

    1911 fans that disparage Glock "tupperware" outnumber Glock fans that hold the 1911 in contempt 100:1, easily. Just look at the responses to this thread.

  • Glocks vs 1911

    12/21/2015 11:54:49 AM PST · 32 of 112
    xsrdx to Chasaway

    Lol, now that’s funny right there.

  • Glocks vs 1911

    12/21/2015 11:52:02 AM PST · 25 of 112
    xsrdx to w1n1
    Pointless argument, shoot what you want. Both have pros and cons, claiming one or the other is "superior" is baseless. Glock's run out of the box, have a unique NPA, and a trigger that takes time and practice to get used to. 1911's have outstanding ergonomics, great triggers, inherent accuracy, hold less ammo, and (gasp) can take some work to get to run perfectly - despite the fact that your example is 100% reliable.

    Looks are subjective, but both are tools, not wall hangings - cerakote and cocobolo won't win the gunfight. Ugly is as ugly does.

  • There Is Nothing The Police Can Do Because Of Open Carry Laws

    11/10/2015 1:06:41 PM PST · 18 of 21
    xsrdx to rktman
    Brandishing is still against the law - OC implies you are NOT brandishing, ie pointing or threating with the rifle. Dollars to donuts, this guy was in fact brandishing/menacing with the rifle vice OC during the first 911 call. It's tougher with long guns, but 911 operators should be and in most cases are trained to distinguish between simple open carry and brandishing.

    If your hands are on the gun in public and the muzzle is pointed anywhere but the ground, LE has every reason to grill you at gunpoint.

  • Soldier’s death an accident, Lexington County (SC) officials say

    09/24/2015 8:53:33 AM PDT · 32 of 44
    xsrdx to TalonDJ
    Why? Because they occasionally qualify on a heavy framed 9mm? Hell anyone can do that.

    More because you don't typically achieve that rank if you're careless or ignorant. Safe bet the guy has run a firing/qualification range once or twice, so basic gun handling competency, if not proficiency, is assumed.

  • Soldier’s death an accident, Lexington County (SC) officials say

    09/24/2015 7:59:14 AM PDT · 26 of 44
    xsrdx to OldSmaj

    Ricochet, perhaps, if fired too closely at steel targets. I concur it seems unlikely an Army CSM would have difficulty managing even 500SW, certainly not 50AE, from a serviceable firearm.

  • Marines allow MARSOC Operators to choose Glock's over 1911's

    02/20/2015 5:32:52 PM PST · 60 of 90
    xsrdx to CodeToad
    "You have obviously never held one."

    And thanks for the chuckle. 👍

  • Marines allow MARSOC Operators to choose Glock's over 1911's

    02/20/2015 4:58:11 PM PST · 57 of 90
    xsrdx to CodeToad
    “A 1911 is a large frame handgun” No, it is not. It is one of the slimmest pistols there is. You have obviously never held one.

    The 1911 is many things, "compact" it is not. If you want to believe the only reason they choose the Glock is because it's more reliable and easier to shoot, you're welcome to your opinion.

  • Marines allow MARSOC Operators to choose Glock's over 1911's

    02/20/2015 4:19:50 PM PST · 55 of 90
    xsrdx to CodeToad
    “A 1911 is a large frame handgun” No, it is not. It is one of the slimmest pistols there is. You have obviously never held one.

    Oh, ok. Cuz "slim" equals "not large frame." Not.

  • Marines allow MARSOC Operators to choose Glock's over 1911's

    02/20/2015 3:10:59 PM PST · 42 of 90
    xsrdx to CodeToad
    Not exactly “bigazz”, unless your a child or a pussy.

    I'm sure that's exactly the problem.

    A 1911 is a large frame handgun. A G19 is not.

    And the MARSOC .45 loaded is closer to 44oz.

  • Marines allow MARSOC Operators to choose Glock's over 1911's

    02/20/2015 2:21:13 PM PST · 21 of 90
    xsrdx to Tijeras_Slim
    Met a former Delta operator that absolutely loved the Glock 19.

    G19/23 are arguably close to the perfect handgun, in terms of fulfilling the handguns intended purpose.

  • Marines allow MARSOC Operators to choose Glock's over 1911's

    02/20/2015 2:07:58 PM PST · 9 of 90
    xsrdx to knarf

    It’s probably more related to the size of the pistol than anything else. Grunts hate heavy sh*t, and don’t use handguns much, so why carry a bigazz custom 1911. One could argue the Glock likely suffers punishment better and runs more reliably, but 1911 advocates won’t hear it.

  • Marines allow MARSOC Operators to choose Glock's over 1911's

    02/20/2015 1:58:01 PM PST · 1 of 90
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  • Missouri rule on track to hike ethanol blend in gasoline

    03/02/2014 3:57:09 PM PST · 8 of 21
    xsrdx to thackney

    E15 will damage most motorcycles. Stupid idea in general, corn is not motor fuel. Hopefully free market will kill it.

  • Is Connecticut preparing for gun confiscation?

    02/28/2014 4:15:17 PM PST · 43 of 46
    xsrdx to 2ndDivisionVet
    Much ado over nothing.

    They won't "confiscate" anything, at least not with a midnight SRT visit to your house.

    They don't have to - the law effectively keeps anybody with an unregistered "assault weapon" from ever leaving the house with it - mission accomplished.

    Take your unregistered "assault weapon" to the range, or gun shop, or rifle match, or *anywhere* - then officer friendly shows up quietly with his buddies to check your registration status and *boom* the rifle is confiscated and you go to jail, having done absolutely nothing wrong. The cases will take decades to appeal, and the state has your gun in the meantime.

    Nobody gets hurt, and the state gets their point across -one gun owner at a time.

  • Troops left to fend for themselves after Army was warned of flaws in rifle

    02/24/2014 4:46:47 PM PST · 98 of 127
    xsrdx to Timber Rattler

    The transition to the short barreled M4 configuration, combined with wartime demand for sustained full auto, revealed some developmental issues that required attention. The Army ARDEC and Naval Surface Warfare Ctr applied some engineering corrections to slow the rate of fire, decrease heat buildup and increase magazine reliability, and addressed the issues with the M4A1. That variant was not fielded widely outside SOCOM until 2012, which is probably the larger story lost in the “M4 carbine sucks” propaganda.

    556mm lethality is another constant point of contention, mostly brought up by those who have never shot anything with it other than paper. In moving to the 14.5” barreled M4 from the 20” M16A2, the issue M855 ammo no longer performed as well - you can’ t give up 5.5” of barrel and expect nothing will change, especially at extended ranges. But, troops love the carbine and greatly prefer the size and weight of the M4 to the M16 it replaced - and there is no free lunch.

    Thus the development of heavier 68, 75 and 77gr projectiles with higher ballistic coefficients that perform better at range when fired from the M4 barrel, at least compared to 62gr M855, while retaining the light weight, accuracy and high probability of hit endemic to the M4.

    After fielding the 762mm FN SCAR-H, SOCOM declined to adopt the 556mm version, maintaining it does not represent any significant improvement over the current generation M4 carbine. Keep in mind the SCAR was a clean sheet design, developed using the best engineering talent in the industry and incorporating hundreds of hours of dialogue with veteran combat riflemen.

    The “craps where it eats” blather and most other criticisms of the M16 series are meaningless in view of the impossible to ignore reality that no weapons system offers the accuracy, light weight, lethality, speed of engagement and high probability of hit equal to Stoner’s design, which is why it’s been in continuous service around the world since 1962 and is the most popular semiauto rifle configuration in the history of the US commercial firearms industry.

    If you insist on avoiding the gas impingement characteristic of the original design, there are excellent gas piston variants like the HK 416 that add weight and complexity while theoretically increasing reliability under certain conditions.

    Is 762 more lethal? Sure. Is the M14/M1A more effective at longer ranges or through hard cover? Certainly. Is a Kalashnikov variant more reliable under the worst conditions? Arguably.

    What none of that helps with is the fact than in a short to medium range rifle fight, the guy that hits first usually wins -and if the guy shooting at you has a 556mm rifle based on Eugene Stoner’s AR15, you are at a disadvantage armed with anything else.

  • Officer's Weapon Accidentally Discharges on School Bus

    05/16/2013 3:02:17 PM PDT · 70 of 126
    xsrdx to treetopsandroofs
    “Lauren Cummings, police community relations specialist, said investigators have determined the gun fired accidentally through no fault of the officer.”

    I guess they'll be initiating a massive recall of thousands of "accidentally firing" pistols any minute now? That doesn't seem very safe, having holstered handguns discharge at random intervals.